State Planning Resources

Published WIOA State Plans

Under the provisions of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Governor of each State or Territory must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the State's workforce development system. The publicly-funded workforce development system is a national network of Federal, State, regional, and local agencies and organizations that provide a range of employment, education, training, and related services and supports to help all job-seekers secure good jobs while providing businesses with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

States submitted their four-year WIOA State Plans for Federal review and approval in early 2016. The Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture, whose programs are addressed, provided review and approval for each Plan for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. The WIOA State Plans provide valuable information about the various investment, programs, and initiatives underway to serve our jobseekers, students, and businesses across the country.

The State Plans are accessible here for review.

Planning Requirements and Guidance (Updated January 2018)
These documents provided both background and guidance to the States on the preparation and updating of the Unified or Combined State Plan.

2016 State WIOA Planning Requirements

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Waivers

The WIOA Waivers Request webpage provides background, legal and regulatory context, and documentation requirements to guide the submission of waiver requests. The page also provides a table with hypertext links to waiver disposition letters from the Employment and Training Administration.